Vice President for Research

Posted on7/6/2018
Job typeFull-time
Reports toPresident & CEO
Reports in officeResearch
Application due dateJuly 31, 2018
Job start dateJuly 16, 2018
InstitutionMaguire Associates, Inc.
Institution descriptionMaguire Associates is based in Concord, MA, and is a premier research-based consulting firm that serves the education industry. Since our founding in 1983, we have served more than 600 private and public colleges and universities, K-12 schools, educational consortia, educational service providers, and government organizations focused on education. We offer a highly collaborative, intellectually interesting, casual environment where you’ll have an immediate impact on our work for our clients.
Job dutiesYou will lead our two main business lines, which include research-based consulting and predictive modeling. To be more specific:

• Design and analyze custom research related to enrollment management
• Conduct industry-wide research to find the most current and effective methodologies, keeping us at the top of our game
• Oversee the creation of statistical models that help colleges and universities decide how to spend financial aid to meet their enrollment, retention, and fiscal goals
• Serve on the leadership team
• Manage staff
• Talk to clients and advise them on research insights and strategy
Qualifications• Doctoral degree preferred in social science or another field where data analysis has been an important part of your education
• Knowledge of enrollment management theory and practice
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office and quantitative statistics packages like SPSS, SAS, or R; knowledge of programming languages is required
• Experience with multivariate data analysis, such as multiple regression, logistic regression, conjoint analyses, and machine learning algorithms
• Experience in management of staff
• Collaborative working style
• Excellent presentation skills
• Excellent skills of persuasion
• Five or more years of work experience
Salary rangeDependent on qualifications and experience
Salary benefitsMaguire Associates offers competitive compensation and employee benefits, and is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer.
Application procedurePlease submit your resume and cover letter to In your cover letter, tell us how your background has prepared you best for a leadership position in a small, highly regarded educational market research firm.